All The Vermeers In New York
When Mark meets the alluring and mysterious Anna in the Metropolitan Museum's Vermeer Room, he finds anything but the solace he seeks from his stressful life as a Wall Street broker in the erratic late 1980s. In Anna, a French actress with both eyes on his heart and wallet, he thinks he has found the beauty and passion that have always eluded him. This lyrical witty masterpiece of modern film evokes the splendor of New York's art and financial worlds while scrutinizing the corruptor and decadence that linger beneath the city's opulent surfaces.
Director Jon Jost is a true independent, a self-taught filmmaker who has made his unique mark on American film since he started his career in the early 1970s. Many of his more than 30 shorts and features, All the Vermeers in New York included, are largely improvised. Jon Jost was the first recipient of the John Cassavetes Award for Lifetime Achievement granted by the Independent Features Project.